Section 110 is the Corresponding Response to Section 109
One of the truly remarkable blind spots in the PTHG degradation of section 110 is that it never takes the obvious interconnectedness of section 110 with the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple into serious consideration.
The Lord Appears on the Eighth Day of the Atonement Offering
I have pointed out in other posts that the eight day ceremony at the Kirtland Temple represented a set pattern and protocol that had been established by the Lord through Moses.
The period beginning with the dedicatory prayer on March 27th, to the secret visitation behind the veil culminating in the acceptance of the Temple by Christ, and the visitation of three other heavenly messengers on the eighth day (April 3rd), represents a divine temple timeline pattern. It is clearly referenced in the in the Old Testament. That pattern is a silent witness that something very significant must have happened on the eighth day after the temple dedication:
“And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.
As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.
Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.
So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
Aaron makes an atonement by sacrifice for himself and all Israel—He and his sons offer sacrifices—Glory of the Lord appears to all—Fire from the Lord consumes offerings on altar.
AND it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;
And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the LORD.
And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering;
Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for to day the LORD will appear unto you.
And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation drew near and stood before the LORD.
And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.
And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.” (Leviticus 8:33-36 (:1-7)
Aaron was consecrated in the Temple for seven days and on the eighth day the Lord appeared to him to accept his atonement offering.
Anyone familiar with the above, eight day atonement protocol established by Moses, followed by the atonement statute prophecy in Leviticus 16 simply needs to prostrate themselves in jaw-dropping awe and reverence at the stupendous testimony of ancient temple protocol that was being demonstrated. This amazing prophetic pattern that secretly took place in the Kirtland Temple was evidenced by the emergence of the account contained in section 110. This account, in conjunction with the dedicatory prayer and the events that took place between the 1st and 8th day of the Kirtland Temple festivities represents the literal fulfillment of the enactments presented in ancient scripture.
Section 110 Provides a Point by Point Response to Section 109
The secret visitation behind the veil on the eighth day following the dedicatory prayer, could well be considered God’s direct response to many of the specific petitions offered up in Section 109. Listed below are a few of them, with snippets from Section 109 on the left and 110 on the right.
As you can see, section 109 was the petition of the saints, given by revelation:
“O Lord accept this house..”
Section 110 was the response
“..behold I have accepted this house..”
Given the intricate correlation between the petitions in section 109 and the responses given in 110, provided in the graphic above, in conjunction with the backdrop already provided in this paper, it becomes apparent that section 109 and 110 are inseparably connected. One cannot hardly accept Section 109 without accepting the validity and inter-connectedness of 110. They are like matching book ends.
Remarkably, the dedicatory prayer foretells that the work will be “cut short in righteousness“. Later in this paper we shall discuss how the initial gospel ministry to the Gentiles was “cut short in righteousness” as a result of the mercy that was extended above the mercy seat when the divine intervention behind the veil took place. Remarkably, both a curse and a blessing were being bestowed at the same time as foretold in Deuteronomy 30.
“AND it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.”
The curse that was going forth to destroy the earth, as we shall see in future posts, was brought on by the fact that the fulness of the gospel had been rejected by the Gentiles. This made them worthy of being destroyed off the face of the earth just as ancient Israel was going to be destroyed by God until Moses intervened.
The Blessing came in the form of mercy. An intervention and the rebuking of the destroyer who had already been sent forth, secretly took place, which prevented latter day Israel from being swept off the earth. This transaction involved the extending of an ancient dispensation with a preparatory priesthood and gospel.
The good news is that at some time in the future, after the secret bestowal of the blessing and the cursing upon Israel was administered, the Lord will take away the captivity of Latter day Israel and will gather his people from among the nations. This last great gathering will begin after the first laborers of the last kingdom return to finish their prophetic stewardships. Because of the events relating to the secret visitations behind the veil, the worldwide curse that was to destroy the earth as prophesied by Malachi and Isaiah, was delayed.
The reason the work needed to be cut short in righteousness by an acceptable atonement offering leading up to it’s fulfillment behind the veil is because of the “calamity of the wicked” mentioned in the dedicatory prayer. The response to the calamity provided in section 110 was that the curse would be delayed by an offering made by Joseph Smith and his associates.
The offering had been prophesied in section 84:
“..for the sons of Moses and also the sons of Aaron shall offer an acceptable offering and sacrifice in the house of the Lord, which house shall be built unto the Lord in this generation, upon the consecrated spot as I have appointed—
And the sons of Moses and of Aaron shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, upon Mount Zion in the Lord’s house“
That offering would be made possible by the return of Elijah the prophet and the restoration of priesthood keys enabling the ushering in of the fulfillment of the atonement statute from the ancient dispensation that was committed to Joseph and Oliver. The restoration of the Levitical priesthood in section 13 would enable the curse to be delayed and the preparatory gospel to go forth, once the fulness of the gospel had been rejected.
Although Levitical priesthood can only produce cursings and not blessings, the preaching of the gospel to the nations of the earth by the designated seed of Abraham would nevertheless result in turning the heart of the Fathers to the Children and the heart of the children to the fathers in preparation for when the light of the fulness of the gospel would shine forth during the Marvelous Work. The Lord would rebuke the destroyer that had been sent forth, delaying the curse from smiting the entire earth.
“Lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse“.
That divine intervention included an atonement offering by Joseph Smith, Jun.,who, according to section 109, “has covenanted with Jehovah, and vowed to thee“…68
The covenant and vow that Joseph made with Jehovah is briefly mentioned in other passages, including section 124, “And verily thus sayeth the Lord, unto you my servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your offering and acknowledgements..” (v 1) and section 84 speaks of a covenant that has been “renewed and confirmed” upon the leading High Priests that was not only for their sakes, but “for the sake of the whole world“.
This intercessory covenant was no doubt typological to the atonement that Moses and Aaron made in behalf of ancient Israel:
“ Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.” (Psalm 106:23) The atonement statute and offering will be covered in detail in a separate article.
As you can see, the dedicatory prayer contained in Section 109 and the corresponding secret visitation behind the veil as recorded in Section 110 are inseparably connected with each other and they have to do with the fulfillment of the prophecy given by Moses in Deuteronomy. Section 109 is one of many revelations that testifies of the truthfulness of section 110.
Notice the following petition to the Lord in the Dedicatory Prayer of the Kirtland Temple contained in Section 109
60 Now these words, O Lord, we have spoken before thee, concerning the revelations and commandments which thou hast given unto us, who are identified with the Gentiles.
61 But thou knowest that thou hast a great love for the children of Jacob, who have been scattered upon the mountains for a long time, in a cloudy and dark day.
62 We therefore ask thee to have mercy upon the children of Jacob, that Jerusalem, from this hour, may begin to be redeemed;
63 And the yoke of bondage may begin to be broken off from the house of David;
64 And the children of Judah may begin to return to the lands which thou didst give to Abraham, their father.
65 And cause that the remnants of Jacob, who have been cursed and smitten because of their transgression, be converted from their wild and savage condition to the fulness of the everlasting gospel;
In an obvious response to the above petition to-
take the yoke of bondage off of the house of David and
return the children of Judah to the latter day land of the Abrahamic covenant and
redeem the latter day Jerusalem with the “children o Jacob”
The Keys of the gathering were bestowed, the dispensation of the Gospel of Abraham was secretly ushered in, and the hearts of the fathers and the children were being turned towards each other, and remnants from the outcasts of Israel and the dispersed of Judah began flowing into Nauvoo from across the great waters-
11 After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us, and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north.
12 After this, Elias appeared, and committed the dispensation of the gospel of Abraham, saying that in us and our seed all generations after us should be blessed.
13 After this vision had closed, another great and glorious vision burst upon us; for Elijah the prophet, who was taken to heaven without tasting death, stood before us, and said:
14 Behold, the time has fully come, which was spoken of by the mouth of Malachi—testifying that he [Elijah] should be sent, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord come—
15 To turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse—
16 Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the doors
Like I said, the petitions to the Lord in Section 109 and the Lord’s responses as contained in Section 110 and the events that followed, fit together like book ends.
How anyone claiming to be a Servant of the Lord could deny revelation by rejecting Section 110 just blows my mind.
Many more evidences of the validity of Section 110 are contained in the scriptures. We will be reviewing more of them in future posts.
 This phrase shows up twice in the scriptures with the obvious literal fulfillment taking place in the 3rd watch, nevertheless, the shadow fulfillment that took place in the 2nd watch is profound.
 Section 1:17 speaks of the calamity as well. The Lord assures the Saints that it was because of his foreknowledge of the coming calamity that he called upon Joseph Smith and gave him commandments so that the everlasting covenant could again be reestablished (verse 22) in the Third Watch, as a result of it having been broken (verse 15) during the 2nd Watch.
 Section 84:48